Closing in on one month in the 2018 Missouri Legislative session, take a look at what are lawmakers have proposed thus far, and how those pieces of legislation are progressing through the halls of the capitol.

NEMO representatives include Rep. Lindell Shumake (R-Hannibal), whose district covers Marion, Shelby and parts of Monroe Counties; Rep. Jim Hansen (R-Frankford), whose district covers Ralls, Pike, and parts of Monroe Counties; and Sen. Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown), whose senate district covers all of Northeast Missouri except Monroe County.

Check out the slideshow below to get acquainted with legislation originating from NEMO lawmakers, as well as see how far along they are in the legislative process.

Terms to know

H.B. (House Bill), S.B (Senate Bill), HJR/SJR (House/Senate Joint Resolution, needs final approval by voters), HR (House Resolution, an endorsement, not legislative action)

How a bill becomes a law

• Legislation introduced in the House or Senate    
• Legislation read for the first time      
• Legislation read for the second time      
• Legislation referred to committee        
• Hearing held        
• Legislation voted on in committee 
• If passed by committee, legislation heads for “perfection” on House or Senate floor 
• Legislation read for the third time and voted on  
• Legislation repeats process in opposite chamber 
• If passed identically, legislation sent to governor
• Signed or vetoed by governor

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Last action:Read for the second timeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 318height 159HJR 61 - “Veterans home” (Shumake)This proposed Constitutional amendment authorizes the issuance of up to $63 million in bonds to be used solely for the construction of veterans’ homes under the direction of the Missouri Veterans Commission. Last action:Public hearing completed in House Veterans Committeeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 690height 382H.B. 1347 - “AG residency” (Shumake)This bill eliminates the obsolete requirement that the Attorney General “reside” in the City of Jefferson which is the seat of government for Missouri.Last action:Read for the second timeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 600height 400H.B. 1744 - “A+ Program” (Hansen)This bill modifies the A+ Schools Program by removing the requirement that the student’s attendance of a high school in the state be the three years immediately prior to graduation.Last action:Reported “Do Pass” from the House Administrative Oversight Committee, ready for perfection on the House floororiginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 299height 168H.B. 1745 - “Texting while Driving” (Hansen)Prohibits text messaging while driving.Last action:Read for the second timeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 960height 638S.B. 546 - "Joinders and venues" (Munzlinger)This act modifies provisions of civil procedure regarding joinder and venue in which a person bringing a civil suit has been inured.Last action:Placed on Senate calendar for perfection prior to final voteoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 852height 480S.B. 547 - "Industrial hemp" (Munzlinger)This act modifies provisions relating to industrial hemp. It creates a pilot programs in which growers may grow and sell industrial hemp in a controlled manner. Under this act, growers and handlers of industrial hemp are required to obtain a registration and follow certain guidelines.Last action:Hearing held in Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committeefocallength 7.8flash 24cameramake NIKONheight 825fnumber 2.8exposuretime 0.00333333341camerasoftware E7600v1.0originaldate 8/9/2006 9:19:51 AMwidth 1100cameramodel E7600S.B. 548 - "Land values" (Munzlinger)This act prohibits the State Tax Commission from promulgating a rule that increases agricultural land productive values more than two percent over the current values in effect prior to the rule promulgation or eight percent above the lowest value in effect in any of the ten years prior to the rule promulgation. Last action:Hearing conducted in Senate Ways and Means Committeeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 600height 450S.B. 626 - "Petroleum fee" (Munzlinger)Under current law, certain provisions relating to fees collected relating to the transportation and delivery of petroleum products are due to expire on August 28, 2018. This act extends this expiration date to August 28, 2024.Last action:Placed on Senate calendar for perfection prior to final votecameramake Canonfocallength 30height 480fnumber 10exposuretime 0.005orientation 1flash 16originaldate 7/9/2011 5:28:38 PMwidth 720cameramodel Canon EOS 50DS.B. 627 - "Bison" (Munzlinger)Currently, livestock is defined to include buffalo. This act adds the word “bison” to this definition.Last action:Read for the second time and referred to the Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committeeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 727height 485S.B. 628 - "Soil and water employees"This act allows employees of soil and water conservation districts to become members of the Missouri Local Government Employees’ Retirement System upon a majority vote of the district’s governing board.Last action:Read for the second time and referred to the Senate Health and Pensions Committeeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 288height 288S.B. 682 - "Virtual institutions" (Munzlinger)This act allows students enrolled in approved virtual institutions, as defined in the act, to participate in the Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program. A virtual institution is required to continuously maintain certain specified requirements to be considered an approved virtual institution.Last action:Read for the second time and referred to the Senate Education Committeeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 820height 547S.B. 774 - "Elected office vacancies" (Munzlinger)This act adds a new provision permitting a county commission to appoint a person to the vacated elected office within 14 days of the vacancy instead of the state’s governor. This act removes the exception that a person elected at a special election shall always take office on the first Monday in Jan. after the election.Last action:Referred to the Senate Local Government and Elections Committeeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1024height 682S.B. 797 - "Animal care" (Munzlinger)This act requires individuals, or organizations on behalf of a group of individuals, seeking to train peace officers in responding to animal neglect and abuse incident reports to submit all training materials relating to animal care to the State Veterinarian for approval within 14 days.Last action:Read for the second time and referred to the Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committeeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 491width 680orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5S.B. 811 - "Automated driving systems" (Munzlinger)This act specifies that operation of vehicles equipped with an automated driving system may operate without a conventional human driver present, subject to certain requirements.Last action:Read for the second time and referred to the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committeeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 640height 462S.B. 817 - "Impounded animals" (Munzlinger)Currently, an animal disposition hearing shall occur within 30 days of impoundment. Under this act, the disposition hearing shall occur within 10 days for the purpose of granting final disposition of the animal. Last action:Read for the second time and referred to the Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committeecameramake samsungfocallength 4.2height 1440fnumber 1.7exposuretime 0.02alt: 683lat: -35.351389long: 149.133333orientation 1camerasoftware G930FXXS1DQCEoriginaldate 5/20/2017 2:46:34 PMwidth 2560cameramodel SM-G930FS.B. 841 - "Intoxicating liquor" (Munzlinger)Currently, all malt beverages purchased at resale prior to being resold at retail shall come into possession of a licensed wholesaler and be distributed from such wholesaler’s warehouse. This act repeals this requirement for malt beverages, and instead applies this requirement to all intoxicating liquor. Last action:Read for the second time and referred to the Senate Government Reform Committeeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 793height 526S.B. 842 - "Transportation provisions" (Munzlinger)Currently, vehicles owned by a utility or by an entity performing work for the department of transportation may display fixed, flashing, or rotating lights under certain circumstances. This act specifies that both vehicles and equipment may display the lights, whether owned or leased by their users.Last action:Referred to the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committeecameramake NIKON CORPORATIONfocallength 98height 798fnumber 22exposuretime 6orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS5originaldate 8/1/2011 1:07:14 AMwidth 1200cameramodel NIKON D3S.B. 905 - “School district tax rates” (Munzlinger)This act states that when revising a school district’s tax rate each year, the aggregate increase in valuation of property assessed by the State Tax Commission for the current year over the previous year shall be considered new construction and improvements.Last action:Read for the first timeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1536height 1024S.B. 911 - "Animal pathogens" (Munzlinger)Under this act, a fair authority shall not be liable for injury or death to a fair participant or spectator for the transmission of an animal pathogen transmitted on fairgrounds, except if the fair authority fails to post a warning sign. This act requires that such a warning sign be posted, and specifies the form of such sign.Last action:Read for the first timeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1500height 996S.B. 918 - "Regulating working animals" (Munzlinger)Under this act, the General Assembly preempts the control and regulation of working animals to the exclusion of any order, ordinance, policy, or regulation by any political subdivision. For purposes of this act, “working animal” means the use of any animal for the purpose of performing a specific duty or function in business.Last action:Read for the first timeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 550height 363S.B. 938 - "Meat products" (Munzlinger)For purposes of the Meat Inspection Program administered by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, this act modifies the definitions of “meat” and “meat product” to include captive cervids. This act modifies the definition of “commercial plant” to include an establishment in which captive cervids are slaughtered, and modifies the definition of “unwholesome.”Last action:Read for the first timeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 2048height 1536S.B. 950 - "Dental faculty permits" (Munzlinger)This act creates a dental faculty permit system to be implemented and enforced by the Missouri Dental Board. The act authorizes the holder of a dental faculty permit to practice dentistry without a Missouri license, but only within the course of teaching as part of an accredited dental school program.Last action:Read for the first timeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1080height 675SCR 36 - "Shingles Awareness Month" (Munzlinger)This concurrent resolution designates every August as Shingles Awareness and Prevention Month.Last action:Read for the second time and referred to the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committeeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 838height 560SJR 19 - "Conservation Committee" (Munzlinger)This proposed constitutional amendment increases the membership of the Commission to eight and requires that each of the members be appointed from each of the eight conservation regions. Additionally, no more than four members may belong to the same political party.Last action:Hearing held in Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committeeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 986height 554SJR 20 - "Conservation sales tax" (Munzlinger)Upon voter approval, this constitutional amendment requires that, beginning in 2020 and every 10 years thereafter, the sales tax dedicated to conservation purposes be resubmitted to the voters for approval.Last action:Hearing held in Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committeeoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 1280height 720